Eastern Europe

PLA peace offensive moves east after India success

The Chinese military's peace offensive this week continues now in several countries throughout Southeast Asia.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 8:26am

Xi seeks stronger ties with Turkey

Vice-President Xi Jinping has called for closer co-operation between China and Turkey on resolving Middle East issues, despite their opposing views on the crisis in Syria.

Xi landed in Ankara, the Turkish capital, on Monday on the final stop of a trip that also took him to the United States and Ireland.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Economic crisis may help inland cities catch up

An annual survey of Chinese cities' competitiveness inevitably pitches Shanghai against Hong Kong. People in Hong Kong are naturally most interested in this part of a wide-ranging survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). They can again breathe a sign of relief - ours is still the most competitive Chinese city, according to the latest release.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Port builder eyes projects in developing markets

China Communications Construction, the mainland's largest port builder, will continue to bid for projects in emerging markets despite their spending cuts on infrastructure amid falling resources prices, according to chairman Zhou Jichang.

10 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Q&A: Learning every day

What has been the key to leading an ever-expanding company?

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Ukrainian investigators question mainland crew

A Ukrainian team investigating the collision that sank a tugboat off Tuen Mun has been allowed to meet crew members of the mainland vessel involved.

But the Ukrainian ambassador said the meeting had not helped.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

This marketplace looks so familiar

An overseas recruiter finds much in common between hunting for talent in China and in Central and Eastern Europe

For Austrian native Hans Jorda, entering China to set up shop presented a kind of deja vu experience; there was something strangely familiar about the scenario.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Powerboat grand prix in danger of sinking

HONG KONG'S first international powerboat grand prix, planned for Victoria Harbour, could be dead in the water after a fall-out between one of the organisers and the American Powerboat Association.

26 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

HK link in theft of war victims' cash

MORE than $300 million believed to have been embezzled from a compensation fund for Holocaust victims is thought to have been siphoned through Hong Kong.

15 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Exports up

HONG KONG'S exports to eastern Europe grew by five per cent last year to $5.6 billion, says the Trade Development Council.

On a recent tour of Eastern Europe, a Hong Kong trade mission netted $28.26 million worth of orders for a range of consumer products.

24 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Styland alters its structure

STYLAND Holdings announced yesterday an internal restructuring by establishing an executive committee to be responsible for internal administration.

The company is also planning to combine some of its trading offices in eastern Europe to utilise resources effectively, and will develop markets in western Europe.

23 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Ukraine in slow turn

ONE of the former Soviet Union's few military-industrial enterprises that could make a relatively smooth transition to the market economy is Ukraine's Black Sea Shipyard in Nikolayev. But its director, Mr Yuri Makarov, seems in no hurry to usher in the new era.

25 Jan 1993 - 12:00am